PHRGE generates cutting-edge scholarship with a particular focus on economic, social, and cultural rights. In addition, PHRGE provides action-oriented research and advocacy support for its local, domestic, and international partners.
Right to Land
PHRGE is examining the long-term viability of using human rights strategies in the regulation of international large-scale land acquisitions, and creating partnerships to align the Law School’s research and other resources with efforts to protect and advance community rights.
Right to Water
Professor Martha Davis leads PHRGE’s efforts to protect and promote the right to water.
International Social and Economic Rights Project iSERP
iSERP is an informal, international network of lawyers, judges, other human rights advocates, and academics focusing on Social & Economic Rights (SER).
Partnership for Immigrants’ Rights
The Partnership for Immigrants’ Rights is a team of immigration advocates and Northeastern researchers devoted to promoting the health, safety and human rights of immigrants.
Bringing Human Rights Home
Professor Martha Davis is an expert on using human rights tools and norms to implement human rights in the United States.
UN Special Procedures
The United Nations Human Rights Council Special Procedures are a group of independent human rights experts who investigate and report on human rights issues and violations from an issue-specific or country-focused perspective.